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Old 01-21-2013, 07:19 PM   #41
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:26 PM   #43
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I'd buy a Honda with the best combination of options and mileage within that budget. I happen to like the 06-07 Accords and they can be had for that price with decent equipment and miles.
2nd post this is what you want grab 3.0L and your set. Power, Comfort, Reliability, Great Exterior (not an exotic but its not bland), Value you can drive it to 300K and still be able to get decent money out of it.

Amazing for long trips the Vtec will make the car torque steer hard, if it doesnt then the engine is not up to par. We bought two a 04 and 05 with similiar mileage 05 had alot less but got driven more later on compared to the 04. Couple years went by and i drove the 04 and it felt like a completly different car barely driven maybe thats why but the power of the two cars were ridiculous in comparison. So test drive a couple and get him an accord in good condition
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How is the handling? I'm pretty sure its very truck like. However, my friend's 2002 Pathfinder is surprisingly car like to drive...
It can handle but drives like a truck, I wouldn't try sharp or abrupt turns in the 4 runner. I've gotten the tail out on it many times (most intentionally ) but you gotta be careful.

Our x3 handles as good as my e46, and the 3.0L is no slouch, no body roll whatsoever. Much smoother ride. The 4runner was fun to tear down a few trails or mess around on the beach. Definitely a great car, but at 180k miles we thought its time we get something else...even though it runs as good as it did day 1. All we did was oil/filters/spark plugs on that thing. Reliable as hell.
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It can handle but drives like a truck, I wouldn't try sharp or abrupt turns in the 4 runner. I've gotten the tail out on it many times (most intentionally ) but you gotta be careful.

Our x3 handles as good as my e46, and the 3.0L is no slouch, no body roll whatsoever. Much smoother ride. The 4runner was fun to tear down a few trails or mess around on the beach. Definitely a great car, but at 180k miles we thought its time we get something else...even though it runs as good as it did day 1. All we did was oil/filters/spark plugs on that thing. Reliable as hell.
Was yours the V8?

The X3 is basically a big 3 series. the M54B30 is a good engine.
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2nd post this is what you want grab 3.0L and your set. Power, Comfort, Reliability, Great Exterior (not an exotic but its not bland), Value you can drive it to 300K and still be able to get decent money out of it.

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Actually you want a 2.4l 4 cylinder. For one the auto v6 trannys have very poor reliability, and the 4 cylinder has a timing chain instead of a belt.
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Actually you want a 2.4l 4 cylinder. For one the auto v6 trannys have very poor reliability, and the 4 cylinder has a timing chain instead of a belt.
+1 you beat me to it. The v6 tranny is notorious for failures.
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Actually you want a 2.4l 4 cylinder. For one the auto v6 trannys have very poor reliability, and the 4 cylinder has a timing chain instead of a belt.
actually you don't want a 4 cyl. get the v6 for your own sanity, as the 4 bangers are really slow, you have to almost floor it to get the car moving. I bought my accord 2 years ago after selling my e90 thinking I'd get better mpg, turns out I was wrong. on the highway it's a diff story yet with my city driving I get 300 miles on a tank, sometimes less.

its also incredibly noisy/loud on the highway. aside from those issues, it's been a good, not great, car. i'm looking to move on from mine sometime in the near future.
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Pathfinder. I used to drive my dads 2002 Pathfinder when I first started to drive. Had about 40K miles on it since it was only used to buy supplies for our stores. Maintenance wise, it will be a bit more than a Honda or Toyota, but since the VQ has a timing chain instead of a belt, you wouldn't have to worry about it. I would look for a 2001+ because it has less issues than previous years. We ended up selling it around 100K miles for 10K a few years ago. Never had any issues, was decently quick, had good average MPG and was AWD.
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